TED@State

  • June 3, 2009
  • Washington, D.C.

Bringing ideas from TEDTalks to Washington. TED's partner in this event is the Global Partnership Initiative, based at the State Department. This initiative was launched in April 2009 to establish public-private partnerships with foundations, businesses and NGOs. TED@State was the first major event under this initiative.

(Text from the TED blog.)

Speakers

Stewart Brand

Writer & Futurist, The Long Now Foundation
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Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies': The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering. This talk at the US... More

Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies': The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering. This talk at the US State Department is a foretaste of his major new book, sure to provoke widespread debate.

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Paul Collier

Professor of Economics, Oxford University
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Paul Collier's new rules for rebuilding a broken nation: Long conflict can wreck a country, leaving behind poverty and chaos. But what's the right way to help war-torn countries rebuild? At TED@State, Paul Collier explains the problems with current... More

Paul Collier's new rules for rebuilding a broken nation: Long conflict can wreck a country, leaving behind poverty and chaos. But what's the right way to help war-torn countries rebuild? At TED@State, Paul Collier explains the problems with current post-conflict aid plans, and suggests 3 ideas for a better approach.

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Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder and CEO, Acumen Fund
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A third way to think about aid: The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of... More

A third way to think about aid: The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change.

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Hans Rosling

Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institute
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Let my dataset change your mindset: Talking at the US State Department this summer, Hans Rosling uses his fascinating data-bubble software to burst myths about the developing world. Look for new analysis on China and the post-bailout world, mixed with classic data shows.

Let my dataset change your mindset: Talking at the US State Department this summer, Hans Rosling uses his fascinating data-bubble software to burst myths about the developing world. Look for new analysis on China and the post-bailout world, mixed with classic data shows.

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Clay Shirky

Author
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How social media can make history: While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down... More

How social media can make history: While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.

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TED@State is part of the Misc. TED series of events.

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